Christmas Greetings from The Tiger Inn

from The Malakoff News
Friday, December 22, 1959dsc_1384


Postmaster L. J. Scholl Receives Slight Injuries

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, November 25, 1926

Postmaster Louis J. Scholl received minor injuries in the right hip last Friday night when he was struck by an automobile driven by Clifton Vandagriff.


Louis J. Scholl, Sr.

Mr. Scholl was crossing the street next to the Dan Gentry corner when he saw the car coming down upon him.  he turned in an effort to get out of the way but was too late.  The front fender of the car struck him in the right hip and carried him down the street some fifteen or twenty feet where he rolled clear of the wheels.  he was taken into Payne’s Cafe where he received medical attention.  Dr. Fowler, after examination, stated that no bones were broken, but the hip was severely bruised.

Another Pioneer Citizen Passes On

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, November 25, 1926

Funeral Services for Uncle Jack Thompson Held at Malakoff Cemetery Monday

J.M. Thompson, pioneer citizen of Henderson county, died at his home at LaRue, Texas Sunday morning November 21st, and was buried at the Malakoff cemetery Monday following at 2 p.m. Services were conducted at the grave by Rev. D.R. Cartlidge, assisted by Rev. H.B. Laney.

Mr. Thompson was born October 4th 1842 in Marengo county, Alabama, and had passed his 84th milestone in life some weeks ago. He came with his parents and brothers to Texas in 1854, locating one year in Cass County, and removing from the latter to Henderson county in 1855, locating in the Science Hill section, now known as the Cross Roads neighborhood. The civil war coming on later, he enlisted in one of the first military companies organized in the county by Jere Warren, Captain, and John C. Dunn, First Lieutenant, this company afterwards becoming a unit in Cooper’s brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department.

He saw active engagement in several battles in Northern Arkansas, and after some months jmtwas captured at the defeat of the Confederates at Honey Springs, Arkansas. From there, with many of his comrades, he was taken to Camp Morton at Indianapolis, where, with thousands of others, he suffered untold privations and hardships for twenty months. About the close of hostilities he was transported to Richmond, Virginia and given his parole.

Owing to the demoralized conditions of travel and communication, he did not get home for nearly a year, and had been given up for a longer period as dead. Since that time he had lived the quiet life of an humble citizen, never attaching himself to, or attending, any re-union of his old comrades in arms, and not desirous of hearing the horrors rehearsed of the great tragedy of the sixties, he assumed the role of the “un-reconstructed rebel.” Yet he was loyal to his state and devoted to his church and community.

He leaves a devoted wife, two sons, James of Anderson county, and Leach of Hollis, Oklahoma and one daughter, Mrs. W.T. Williams of Cross Roads and two brothers, A.W. Thompson of Tulia, Texas and George B. Thompson, Malakoff.

During his long illness he gave personal directions for his funeral and burial, and with un-staggering faith in God, he quietly and serenely passed out of life. Peace to his ashes.

Baylor President, Principal Speaker at Rotary Program

from The Malakoff News
Friday, November 23, 1956

The grade school cafeteria was the scene for a Rotary Ann Banquet Tuesday evening, sponsored by the Malakoff Rotary club members honoring their “Anns” and guests.

The Thanksgiving motif was carried out in the decorations.  The meal was under the supervision of Mrs. Victor Lewis and students of the Homemaking Department of Malakoff High School.

The invocation was led by the Rev. Tom Martin, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Malakoff.  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lake furnished the musical portion of the program, giving two piano and violin solos.

Dr. Clifford R. Haynes, president of the local club, introduced the guest speaker, Dr. W. R. White, president of Baylor University, Waco.  Dr. White spoke on “The importance of small communities to the youth, religious progress and the building of a better world to live in.”


Dr. W. R. White

Following the principle address, members of the club introduced their “Anns” and guests.

Norris Starkey made the presentation of Certificate of Rotary Man of the Year to Dr. Clifford R. Haynes in recognition of his service to the Malakoff Club during the past year.

Among the sixty-seven present was Dr. W. J. Wimpee of Waco, who is assistant to Dr. White.

Malakoff People Safe in Florida

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, September 30, 1926

News has been received rom Mrs. R. K. Lindamood, formerly Miss Lillie Robertson, daughter of Mrs. Jess Robertson of this city, from Dania, Florida, stating that they were safe and well.  Dania is a small town a short distance from Miami, Florida, which was totally destroyed by a hurricane a few days ago.

Mrs. Lindamood stated in a letter to her parents last week that something over 6,000 people were killed in Miami and about 50 in the little town of Dania.  The authorities in Miami are burying the dead in trenches as there are not enough coffins to take care of them.  The Red Cross is taking ca the wounded and feeding the people there as everything has been destroyed and nothing can be purchased.  She also said that the people all over the United States are sending food and clothing to the people in this stricken district.

The authorities are offering the survivors free transportation in order to get them out of that part of the country.  They are afraid of yellow Fever that sometimes follows in the miami-hurricane-of-1926wake of a Gulf storm or hurricane, which many times collect more toll in human lives than does the hurricane.

Mrs. Lindamood said that the house she and her husband were living in was a two story structure and was completely wrecked.  The roof had blown off and the walls were falling apart when she left it.  She mentioned many instances where lives were lost and where property was destroyed.  She said that the hurricane was beyond anyone’s imagination, that one would have to see it to believe the awful things that happened during those terrible twenty-four hours that it took the hurricane to pass over.